A quiet presence watched us shyly as we worked in her garden.
A shy resident of the city farm.
Usually, I write about the beautiful animals that visit our garden but, this time, I was the visitor. Nestled in under the roof of one of the buildings of the city farm, this beautiful little possum watched as we worked in the Permaculture gardens nearby. All of our work and our chatter was probably keeping this sleepy nocturnal animal awake!
We have our own possum here who trundles down our back fence, along our side fence and up into the plane trees that overhang our fenceline. The sounds of his nocturnal nibblings often draws us outside, torch in hand, to see if we can spot him...and we often do...munching away happily on what the trees and our garden have to offer!
I love to see native animals in my own suburban garden. To me, it means that our place here offers a bit of a haven for them in the midst of all these houses, roads and cars that have replaced the natural bush and reduced their habitat. Yes, our resident possum does nibble on a few things I'd much rather he didn't (most recently he made a meal out of the new leaves on every single one of my broccoli seedlings:( but there is room and enough for us both to share. I'll just have to plan a bit better when I replant the broccoli!
Do you have native animals in residence at your place?